The SDP published its program and targets for the June municipal elections on Sunday.

- Our goal is to win the municipal elections, the chairman of the SDP, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said.

He stressed the importance of family well-being.

Marin reminded that the most important basic services are provided by municipalities.

- The work of carers needs to be better supported, he said.

According to Marini, a safe everyday life is the right of every child and young person.

- We will reduce early childhood education fees.

Municipalities are the hard core of the welfare state.

The SDP wants to be building the municipalities of the future.

According to Marin, every municipality must have an anti-bullying action plan.

Bullying and harassment not only affects children and young people, but has also affected people’s willingness to participate in municipal decision-making, Marin said.

- Recently, we have read reports of how many people are left out of politics because it has become inappropriate to deal with common issues and debate.

This must end.

We may disagree, but everyone should be respected, Marin said.

In its municipal election program, the SDP sets the goal that the criteria for family care should be harmonized throughout the country.

The amount of family care support needs to be reviewed and adequate resources allocated.

Party secretary Antton Rönnholm said the following were the party's slogans in the election: Taking care of the municipality.

The municipality takes care of us.

The election was postponed from April to June due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The competition between the parties seems to be intensifying at this point.

In the municipal election poll published by Yle at the beginning of April, the SDP's support was declining and the number one party in previous polls had dropped to third (18.0%) after the main Finns (19.0%) and the Coalition Party (18.8%) leading the survey.

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The election day of the 2021 municipal elections is Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Advance voting in Finland will be held from 26 May to 8 June 2021.

Advance voting abroad will be held from 2 to 5 June 2021.

Election day was originally April 18, 2021, but in March 2021, Parliament decided to postpone the election due to the coronavirus pandemic.